Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, “Her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.
From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.
Panel – starts at 6pm
For the Love of Humanity: Being Human in an Age of Artificial Intelligence
Join us for a discussion of the current state of artificial intelligence, and its implications for society. Panelists include Mike Brayshaw, lecturer in computer science at the University of Hull and expert in artificial intelligence; Mary Ellen Large, lecturer in cognitive psychology at the University of Hull; Michael Gratzke, Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Hull and expert on the changing nature of love in the 21st Century; Stephen Burwood, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hull and expert in the concept of “Transhumanism”.
University of Hull
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